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JAN 2019

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lighting – and modern technology, all with an emphasis on customization. "Homeowners can certainly purchase cabinetry as it is displayed," says Virskus, "but the showroom is designed to be inspirational so people can order exactly what they want for their own kitchens." The displays were also created to highlight space optimiza- tion, which is an important consideration in many of today's kitchens, notes Virskus. "One of the goals of the showroom was to optimize the space as much as possible," she adds. "That goes hand-in-hand with how we design someone's kitchen." Both showrooms also highlight an array of bath vanities representing several European manufacturers as well as multiple closet displays. In fact, one of the California location's newest displays showcases a walk-in Pianca custom closet with 20" shelves and a variety of modular solutions accessed via an impressive Casali sliding glass door, she notes. In addition, visitors to both showrooms can work with designers to specify countertops, which lean heavily toward quartz and engineered stones, plumbing fixtures, hardware, high-end appliances and even glass furniture and interior doors, staircases and entry doors, all of which represent European design and manufacturing. ▪ EUROPEAN CABINETS & DESIGN STUDIOS Palo Alto, CA & Miami, FL When it comes to finding local design inspiration for European cabinetry, there aren't necessarily a lot of choices for homeowners who live in northern California, says Jenn Virskus, marketing manager for the European Cabinets & Design Studios California location. She indicates that the showroom is one of only a handful in that area of the state that represents the European market, and it is the only one that is a distributor for Italian cabinet maker Aran Cucine. But when visitors step through the door of the 5,000-sq.- ft. West Coast showroom, they are welcomed with plenty of design suggestions showcased in five complete kitchen dis- plays…along with an offer to enjoy a cup of traditional Italian espresso. The company's 'sister' showroom on the East Coast features six kitchens in its 2,500-sq.-ft. location, notes Victor Tulchinsky, president of the Miami branch. With an unmistakable emphasis on modern/contem- porary design, the kitchen displays highlight innovative and comprehensive design solutions, clever cabinetry and storage options – including touch-to-open upper cabinets with vertical bi-fold doors, unique pull-out corner accesso- ries and shelving units and built-in undercabinet This walk-in Pianca custom-closet display in European Cabinets & Design Studios' California location showcases 20" shelves and a variety of modular solutions accessed via a Casali sliding glass door. With an unmistakable emphasis on modern/contemporary de- sign style, the kitchen displays at the showroom highlight innovative and comprehensive design solutions, clever cabinetry and storage options – including touch-to-open upper cabinets with vertical bi- fold doors as seen in this display. This kitchen dis- play is the first one visitors see when they enter the European Cabinets and Design Studio in California. Sleek cabinetry often disguises applianc- es, such as the red panel here, which conceals the inte- grated refrigerator. The decorative glass on the cabi- net above the sink is a popular design element. Photos: European Cabinets and Design Studio 48 Kitchen & Bath Design News • January 2019 PORTFOLIO

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